Local News

United Blood Services announces emergency blood shortage

United Blood Services announced an emergency need for all blood types. They are asking the community to respond as quickly as possible.

Nicholson Gateway to become a reality for LSU area

The LSU Board of Supervisors is moving closer to approving plans for the Nicholson Gateway project. It's a multi-use development that would have housing, retail and entertainment space.

Recent fatal accidents shed light on safety precautions while driving

Four people have died in South Louisiana in four separate automobile accidents in just the last 24 hours.

LSU seeks input on Tiger Trails bus service

LSU wants students to help improve its Tiger Trails bus service.

EBR officials ready to tackle gun safety

Mayor-President Melvin “Kip” Holden, District Attorney Hillar Moore, Sheriff Sid Gautreaux, Coroner William “Beau” Clark, and Baton Rouge Police Chief Dewayne White are jointly issuing this alert together to warn parents

Fire investigators unsure of what started fire at Baker Masonic Lodge

Baker firefighters arrived to find smoke coming from the first floor window of the Baker Masonic Lodge, located at 4807 Groom Road. Firefighters forced their way into the building and the fire was quickly extinguished.

Black Family Initiative helping at-risk youth

New research shows anger is a big problem that's getting kids in trouble in Baton Rouge, but a group of pastors and counselors have teamed up to help at-risk kids.

Bait dogs: The unseen victims of an illegal blood sport

The gruesome world of illegal dogfighting rarely makes its way to the general public. That’s why a video posted to Facebook showing the horrific crime managed to circulate around the state in less than a day’s time.

Residents upset, utility work forced Southdowns parade to change route

If you're a regular of the Southdowns parade, then you'll notice some changes to the route this year. The parade will not roll down Cloverdale to Perkins, and that has people who live there pretty upset.

Tips: Keep safe this Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras in Louisiana is an attraction that gains attention worldwide. Everyone seeks to let the good times roll, unfortunately bad things can and do happen.